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Bottrop Hauptbahnof is a railway station in Bottrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the Oberhausen-Osterfeld Süd – Hamm railway and Essen–Bottrop railway and is served by RE, RB and S-Bahn services operated by DB and NordWestBahn.
On 12 November 1879, the Royal Westphalian Railway Company opened the Horst–Osterfeld section of its Welver-Sterkrade line, but failed to build a station in Bottrop city. Just one year later the company was nationalised and the line was partly dismantled.
On 1 May 1905 the Prussian state railways opened the Oberhausen-Osterfeld Süd–Hamm railway, which runs parallel to the Westphalian route from Osterfeld Süd to the east for about four kilometres to the current Bottrop Hauptbahnhof and then swings to the north. On this line a station was opened nearly half a kilometre east of the present station then called West Bottrop station. This station was designed with station building on an island between two tracks to the east of Bahnhofsstraße.
At about the same time, the Bottrop CME station of the former Cologne-Minden Railway Company on the Duisburg-Ruhrort–Dortmund railway was renamed Bottrop Süd and the Bottrop RhE station of the former Rhenish Railway Company on the Duisburg–Quakenbrück railway was renamed Bottrop Nord.
The Bottrop West station quickly surpassed the two older stations in importance and it was renamed Bottrop station in 1914. Finally between 1927 and 1936 it was renamed Bottrop Hauptbahnhof, following the opening on 1 July 1922 of a new connecting line to the Mülheim-Heißen–Oberhausen-Osterfeld Nord railway.
After the Second World War, the "Westphalian line" from Bottrop was not restored to operation and was partly dismantled. Bottrop Nord station was closed on 29 May 1960 and Bottrop Süd station followed 14 years later on 26 May 1974.
The old station building too large for its traffic and poorly located and it was demolished in 1995 and a new normal through station was built nearly half a kilometre to the west between Bahnhofstrasse and Essener Straße.
The following services currently call at Bottrop Hauptbahnhof:
|RE14 Der Borkener||NordWestBahn||Borken (Westf) - Marbeck-Heiden - Rhade - Deuten - Hervest-Dorsten - Dorsten - Feldhausen - Gladbeck-Zweckel - Gladbeck West - Bottrop Hbf - Essen-Borbeck - Essen Hbf||NWB Talent||1x per hour|
|RB44 Der Dorstener||NordWestBahn||Oberhausen Hbf - Oberhausen-Osterfeld Süd - Bottrop-Vonderort - Bottrop Hbf - Bottrop-Boy - Gladbeck West - Gladbeck-Zweckel - Feldhausen - Dorsten||NWB LINT 41||1x per hour|
|Preceding station||NordWestBahn||Following station|
toward Essen Hbf
toward Oberhausen Hbf
|Preceding station||Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn||Following station|
toward Haltern am See
toward Wuppertal Hbf
- "Line 2246: Hugo - Oberhausen-Osterfeld Süd". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
- "Bottrop Hauptbahnhof operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
- "Bottrop Süd station operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
- "Bottrop Nord station operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
- "Bottrop Hauptbahnhof". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
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- "Diagram of the island station before 1995". Retrieved 10 October 2011.